Pro Pundit Teams

The underlying stats forming my ideal Free Hit squad for FPL Blank Gameweek 29

Scoutcast regular Seb Wassell, who finished 389th in the world in 2019/20, is the latest Pro Pundit to run through his dream Free Hit team.


I have used my own team as a template for this mock Free Hit squad, meaning that I have a budget of £105.9m (£102.6m + £3.3m in the bank) to work with, which accounts for the cheaper prices paid for players I already own and would keep for this Free Hit.

However, given the limited fixtures this week and the large funds most of us have available, I do not believe this is going to be unachievable for anyone.

The Squad

Should You Play the Free Hit?

This week’s poll on the Fantasy Football Scout website suggests that the most common maximum number of players managers expect to have available to them in Gameweek 29 without using the Free Hit but after transfers is nine, followed by eight. This poll of course skews towards the type of manager that not only regularly checks external Fantasy Premier League resources but actively engages with them. Therefore, it may be safe to assume the real mode is slightly lower, say six to seven available players.

If you fall below this threshold, the Free Hit looks like a wise move. If you do not, perhaps consider the possibility of saving it for Gameweek 33, when both Man City and Spurs blank, or for an as-yet-unannounced Double Gameweek.

Even if you have resolved to save the Free Hit, however, being aware of the players that those using the chip this week may pick in their ‘ideal team’ can be useful information in guiding your own selection decisions.


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  1. Finding Timo
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Anyone know when villa press conference is please

    • Oooo Matron
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Cancelo & DCL to Veltman & Kane for - 4?

      Current team:
      Martinez/Schmeichel
      Dias Cancelo Dallas Digne Rudiger
      Fernandes Gundogan Son Raphina Aubameyang
      Bamford Watkins DCL

      1. The Count of Monte Cristo
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Yep, probably the best moves you can make

      2. Silicon Vialli
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Yup

    • dshv
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Don’t have Kane.

      Captain?

      1. Rafinha
      2.Bamford

      Others: martinez, dallas, coufal, dunk, antonio, son

      1. Silicon Vialli
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Bamf

    • Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Higher ceiling from Dallas, Dunk or Trossard this GW?

      1. The Count of Monte Cristo
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Dallas highest ceiling probably but I'm looking at Dunk over him

      2. mr messi
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Dallas

    • Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Azpi the best chelsea defender option if money no issue (atm)? Seems nailed

      1. The Count of Monte Cristo
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Nailed, so best option money no issue atm

        1. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Cheers lad figured as such. Otherwise would probably be Rudiger

          1. The Count of Monte Cristo
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Exactly but clearly you have £££! 😀

    • mr messi
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Laca or Antonio?

      1. mr messi
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        This week only

      2. DannyDrinkVodka
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 28 days ago

        I think Laca scores this weekend

      3. Silicon Vialli
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Laca

      4. The Count of Monte Cristo
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Laca for this week

    • Silicon Vialli
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Can you advise yay or nae:

      Son and Salah to
      Bale and Odegaard
      (-4)

    • JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Kane to Davis(-4)?

      1. Nanoelektronicar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Frees up a lot of budget

    • Phlajo
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Considering Trossard C this GW.. I'm not owning Kane and would be reluctant to C him even if I did, after tonights performance and 120 min.

      It doesn't even seem mad, does it?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Not shooting nearly as much as he once did

        1. The Count of Monte Cristo
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Surprised he didn't put the one away at the end of his left foot

      2. DannyDrinkVodka
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 28 days ago

        I love the Trossard captaincy pick, leaning that way myself

        1. Phlajo
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Yeah I think he's as good as any this week, so might as well go for the punt.

          It's locked in!

    • Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Bale likely to start vs Villa since coming off bench tonight ?

      1. Nanoelektronicar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        He came on, they've god defeated ... Maybe he's going to be scapegoat this time.

        1. Pompel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Doubt he was solely to blame

      2. The Count of Monte Cristo
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Lamela suspended and Son is a doubt so I'd imagine so

    • Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Pog-back

      1. Wild Rover
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Ruined by the hyphen 😉

    • TheBiffas
        2 months, 28 days ago

        WC31. Would love some advice guys

        A) dunk, auba, bale (-4)
        B) reguilon, auba, bale (-4)
        C) dunk, reguilon, auba (-4)
        D) dunk, reguilon, bale, auba (-8)

        1. Wild Rover
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          WC with hits? Different

          1. Wild Rover
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            A

          2. TheBiffas
              2 months, 28 days ago

              didnt really read it did you

              1. Wild Rover
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Didn’t really make it clear did you? No need to thank me for being the only person who replied to the many times you posted it.

                1. TheBiffas
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    don't blame me for recieving a patronising reply to a very clear comment

          3. sentz05
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            I have Watkins Bamford Son Bale Targett and Dallas next week. 2FTs money no issue. Which players do you think should be my priorities?

            1. OLLY G
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Definitely Dunk. Then maybe Antonio.

          4. JaydenLFC87
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            White or Veltman for -4?

            Or hold a blank as both with getting a 2 this week

          5. Hansel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            DCL -> Kane +
            A) Digne, Salah -> Cresswell, Bale +0.0ITB
            B) Digne, Salah -> Dunk, Bale +0.9ITB
            C) Son, Salah -> Lingard, Auba +1.1ITB

            1. TheBiffas
                2 months, 28 days ago

                B for me

            2. Muscout
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Martinez
              Dallas, Dier
              Raph
              Kane, Watkins

              Mccarthy, Cancelo, KDB, Salah, Gundo, DCL, Barnes, Shaw, Rud

              2 FT, 0.6 itb

              A) KDB (or Salah??) and Barnes to Bale and Lingard?
              B) Also add in Cancelo to Cresswell -4?

            3. Rep Poulette
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Pogbaaaa

            4. Corgzzzz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Pogba goal.....his back in town

            5. Revival
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Pogback 😉

            6. AdamJ91
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Any news on Son?

              1. Revival
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Fantasy Football Scout
                @FFScout

            7. The Count of Monte Cristo
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Holding likely bneched, planning WC31 - which would you recommend?

              Holding + Barnes + DCL --->

              A) Lingard + Dunk + Antonio (-4)
              B) Lingard + Veltman + Lacazette (-4)
              C) Odegaard + Dunk + Antonio (-4)

              Martinez
              Holding ** -- Coufal -///- [Shaw - R.Dias - Stones]
              Raphinha -- Barnes** -///- [Salah -- Gundogan -- Bruno]
              Kane -- Bamford --- [DCL]

              2FT + 0.2m ITB

              1. mr messi
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                B

                1. The Count of Monte Cristo
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  Thanks - think Lacazette is worth it over Antonio for this GW and probably the one after?

                  1. Kiwivillan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    He's worth it for the 2 after Liverpool assuming he plays

            8. The Mighty Hippo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Arsenal fans - do you think both Auba and Lacazette will start this weekend?

              1. sentz05
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                I think both will start

            9. RAFA THE GAFFA
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              How was Bale when come on? Crap again?

              1. Wild Rover
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                No worse than the rest

                1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  Ok, let me reword... Is Bale worth investing in this weekend?

                  1. Wild Rover
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    Not much better on offer tbf.

                  2. Corgzzzz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    If you haven't got Lingard or Raphina but ahead of Trosard

                    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      Ahead of Auba?

                      1. Corgzzzz
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 28 days ago

                        I would say yes.....Think the WHU game will be very tight and low scoring. Auba not 100% to start.......Bale will play and I see goals......

              2. Corgzzzz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                He was the best spurs player......but frankly I would have looked the best Spurs player........they were awful...

                1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  Son >> CORGZZZZ for free?

                  1. Finding Timo
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      Is Trossard worth -4?

              3. 1justlookin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Anyone know if Grealish might be available at the weekend?

                1. Kiwivillan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  Back in training but that's no guarantee he'll be risked. I'm sure they'll have view of allowing him international break to recover further

                  1. Kiwivillan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    *I should say it's possible they'll give him more time rather than I'm sure

              4. TeddiPonza
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Anything you would change? Too much Leeds and Spurs?

                Sanchez
                Reguilon Dunk Dallas
                Auba Bale Lingard Trossard Raphinha
                Kane Bamford

                Subs: Martinez Lacazette Cresswell Tierney

                1. mr messi
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  I would play Laca over Trossard

                  1. TeddiPonza
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    No way I’ll leave Trossard out

                2. The Mighty Hippo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  I'd consider Lacazstte over Bamford.

                3. Kiwivillan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  Lol that bench could score better than the 11.

              5. Fpl_elstatto
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Do you need a defender who plays in #GW29 but is also an option for future weeks too? Here we casts our eye over 3 options for you.
                https://jumpersforgoalposts.info/fpl-gw29-snapshot-defence/

                1. The Count of Monte Cristo
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  Great work, mate!

              6. balint84
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Captain Kane or Watkins?

                1. DannyDrinkVodka
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  I’m tempted by getting Grealish instead of Auba/Bale

                2. DannyDrinkVodka
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  To answer your question, Grealish could be a viable captaincy option.....

              7. Ian Davis
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Which 2 for FH?

                A) Antonio
                B) Bamford
                C) Watkins
                D) Lacazette

                1. TeddiPonza
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  BD

                2. SharkyT
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  AB

                3. The Count of Monte Cristo
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  Currently on AB but considering BD

                  1. Ian Davis
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    West Ham-Arsenal game is very hard to call..

                    1. The Count of Monte Cristo
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      Exactly - I have absolutely no idea where to go with it. Gut says 1-1

                      1. Ian Davis
                        • 11 Years
                        2 months, 28 days ago

                        Yeah I’d go with that, Arsenal very very unpredictable

              8. SharkyT
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                A) Salah + DCL > Bale + Bamford -4 (8 BGW’ers)
                B) Salah > Bale (7)
                C) Salah > Auba (7)
                D) Salah + Kilman > Bale + Tierney -4 (8)

                Will be WC31

              9. Kiwivillan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Dunk Lingard and Laca for -4? Gives me 10 if Bamford plays

                1. SharkyT
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  Looks good to me

                2. Wild Rover
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  And if Laca plays

                  1. Kiwivillan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    Not even used as sub tonight so surely he plays?

                    1. Wild Rover
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      He’s far from nailed. He only started last time because Auba was on the naughty step, and he wasn’t great.

                      1. DannyDrinkVodka
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 28 days ago

                        Let’s get real, he’s starting against WHU

                        1. Wild Rover
                          • 10 Years
                          2 months, 28 days ago

                          I never said he wasn’t, I said he’s far from nailed and he is.

                          1. DannyDrinkVodka
                            • 1 Year
                            2 months, 28 days ago

                            But he is nailed to start against WHU?

                            1. Wild Rover
                              • 10 Years
                              2 months, 28 days ago

                              No. But he might

                              1. DannyDrinkVodka
                                • 1 Year
                                2 months, 28 days ago

                                Fair enough, I think he is nailed